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Agility Overcomes Risks of a Maturing Technology

Agility Overcomes Risks of a Maturing Technology

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Jes Munk Hansen, CEO, LEDVANCE, formerly known as OSRAM SYLVANIA Technological and business innovations are transforming what lighting can do, as well as the industry that delivers it. The primary change agent is solid-state lighting, notably the white-light properties of the light-emitting diode (LED). While still a relatively young technology, LED lighting has already proven superior to conventional Read more [...]
Setting New Standards for a Transforming Industry

Setting New Standards for a Transforming Industry

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Amy Huntington, Philips Lighting CEO, Market Group Americas Never has there been a more exciting time to be part of the lighting industry. Although we have witnessed many technological shifts, none has been quite as disruptive as the industry’s emerging digital transformation. The introduction of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) provided an efficient way to save energy, but the real value is realized when connected Read more [...]
Daylight Management Opens the Window to Comfort and Energy Efficiency

Daylight Management Opens the Window to Comfort and Energy Efficiency

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Konstantinos Papamichael, PhD, Professor, Department of Design and Co-Director, California Lighting Technology Center, University of California, Davis Daylight management is an emerging term referring to strategies and technologies for controlling daylight penetration in interior spaces through windows, clerestories, skylights, tubular daylighting devices, and building core sun-lighting systems to maximize Read more [...]
Enlightened about Lighting

Enlightened about Lighting

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Madeleine Bugel, Program Manager, NEMA Before joining NEMA as a program manager in May, I was unaware of the magnitude or scope of the lighting industry. After being exposed to the Lighting Systems Division and the vast range of what our member companies do, I am much more appreciative of the presence of lighting in my day-to-day life. I first became immersed in the mercury-containing lamps recycling programs Read more [...]
Lighting Controls Education: Just a Click Away

Lighting Controls Education: Just a Click Away

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP, Lighting Industry Journalist, Analyst, and Marketing Consultant The rapid adoption of lighting controls necessitates an educated workforce that can properly design, install, and commission lighting systems. The majority of energy codes require a broad range of controls in new commercial buildings, and the development of wireless control signal communication is now accelerating adoption Read more [...]
Intelligent Energy: How the Industrial Internet Is Making Lighting Systems Smart

Intelligent Energy: How the Industrial Internet Is Making Lighting Systems Smart

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Joseph Howley, Manager, Industry Relations, Current, powered by GE It wasn’t long ago that the Internet of Things (IoT) completely changed the consumer technology landscape. From phones and televisions to appliances and light bulbs, everyday products are suddenly “smart” and helping people complete tasks, find information, and interact more efficiently–accurately and in real time. Now, the same is Read more [...]
Regulatory Update and 2017 Outlook

Regulatory Update and 2017 Outlook

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Alex Boesenberg, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA In the closing weeks of the previous administration, the Department of Energy pushed numerous rules to completion in an effort to finalize as many regulatory actions as possible. Power Electronics Originally part of the rulemaking for battery chargers and external power supplies, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) technology was carved out in Read more [...]
Lighting Design Reflects Unique Culture of State-of-the-Art San Francisco Office

Lighting Design Reflects Unique Culture of State-of-the-Art San Francisco Office

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. In designing the interior of its new San Francisco office, Perkins+Will, a global leader in architecture and design, did not get every single item on its wish list. As so often happens, external factors tamed early expectations. You would never know that when touring the office today. A visitor is easily wowed by the gracious, sunlit space, with its open plan, high-performance features, and striking Read more [...]
Bright Idea: Use Common Sense

Bright Idea: Use Common Sense

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) Nobody can out-innovate the American worker. Americans like the Wright Brothers of Dayton, Ohio, Thomas Edison of Milan, Ohio, and Cleveland’s Lew Urry—inventor of the alkaline battery—have changed the world and made all of our daily lives better. The United States is the world leader in energy production and in science and technology. With our highly skilled workforce, Read more [...]
Lighting Standards Keep Up with a Changing Industry

Lighting Standards Keep Up with a Changing Industry

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Karen Willis, Senior Lighting Program Manager, NEMA  ASC C136 Develops New Standards for Changing Industry As the outdoor lighting industry continues its rapid acceptance of light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires, utilities, municipalities, and other end users see enormous potential. New technologies have expanded the use capabilities from distinct on/off schedules to dimming abilities, remote control of Read more [...]